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  • Draft Mandate Strategy submitted by Te Kawau Mārō

    • Date: 17 December 2014

    Te Kawau Mārō has submitted a draft mandate strategy to the Crown and intends to seek a mandate to represent the Maniapoto Large Natural Group (LNG) in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown.

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  • He toa takitini – it’s a team effort

    • Date: 04 December 2014

    Emma Foy’s win at the Trillian Trust Māori Sports Awards 2014 represents a very special moment in a growing tally of successes for the New Zealand Para-Athlete: It was the first time she could step off the winner’s podium and into the arms of her whānau.

     

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  • Hui Whakahononga

    • Date: 04 December 2014

    Kōkiritia Tuhinga 2

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite talks about why the Minister's Hui Whakahononga are also important to Te Puni Kōkiri.

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  • Fishing for Success

    • Date: 04 December 2014

    A world-leading track and trace system is indicative of the innovative approach to business at Okains Bay Longline Fishing company.  But company owner Greg Summerton talks about why his Māori whakapapa is also key to business success.

     

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 04 December 2014

    The Minister for Māori Development and Whānau Ora talks about the series of hui whakahononga around the motu, and shares his commitment for the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence.

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  • Kia Ora Chief

    • Date: 04 December 2014

    Kia Ora Chief is a new biography of the larger-than-life former Minister of Māori Affairs, the late Parekura Horomia.  It is written by former Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Sir Wira Gardiner.

    Kōkiritia talks to Wira about the background of the book and publishes an exclusive  extract looking at events that led to Parekura becoming a senior bureaucrat.

     

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  • $1.4 billion Māori economy important for Waikato’s well-being

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    Media Release

    Leveraging off the strength of the Māori economy in Waikato is important for maximising the region’s growth potential, says a new report from Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL).

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  • Toi Māori Arts Market set to wow Wellington

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    Darcy Nicholas, Creative Director of the Toi Māori Arts Market, talks to Kōkiritia leading up to the market's return to the Wellington waterfront this month.

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  • Show me the Honey

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    We visit an innovative workshop organised in Waikato by the Māori Business Facilitation Service of Te Puni Kōkiri.

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  • Welcome to Kōkiritia

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    Kōkiritia, Tuhinga 1

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite's introduction to the first issue of Kōkiritia - the email newsletter of Te Puni Kōkiri.

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  • Te Kī a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell's pānui in the first issue of Kōkiritia.

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  • Information Hui - The Toitoi Land - South Island Landless Natives Act 1906

    • Date: 03 November 2014

    The Toitoi Land is a South Island Landless Natives Act 1906 (SILNA) block. Under the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement and the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the Toitoi Land is to be returned to its beneficial owners. There are 1,804 identified beneficial owners. To check if you are an owner or a descendant of an owner of the Toitoi Land, please view the list through the link provided below.

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  • Tukutuku panels journey to New York

    • Date: 31 October 2014

    Kāhui Raranga - Aotearoa New Zealand’s heart at the United Nations.

     

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  • 2015 BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award – Sheep & Beef

    • Date: 27 September 2014

    Michelle Hippolite
    Chief Executive, Te Puni Kokiri
    FOMA Conference, Whanganui

     

     

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  • Commemorating the Battle of Rangiaowhia

    Iwi-Crown partner up to commemorate Waikato Wars

    • Date: 01 September 2014

    2013 marked the beginning of a series of commemorative events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Waikato Land Wars. Te Puni Kōkiri was among a number of government agencies that worked with Waikato-Tainui to mark this significant milestone in our history.

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  • The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2015 is now open

    • Date: 06 August 2014

    Administered by Manatū Taonga – the Ministry for Culture & Heritage, the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund (the Fund) is available to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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  • Notification of Deed of Mandate for Treaty Settlement Negotiations

    • Date: 01 August 2014

    Te Puni Kōkiri invites submissions, views or inquiries about the Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust’s (Iwi Trust) Deed of Mandate. Submissions must reach Te Puni Kōkiri no later than Monday, 25 August 2014

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  • Launch of Te Puni Kōkiri Framework and Case Study for measuring effectiveness for Māori

    • Date: 17 July 2014

    Trevor Moeke
    Deputy Chief Executive
    Strategy and Organisational Performance 

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  • Ngātiwai Deed of Mandate

    • Date: 16 July 2014

    The Office of Treaty Settlements invites submissions, views or inquiries about Ngātiwai Trust Board (Ngātiwai) Deed of Mandate. The mandate document and addendum is available to view below, as well as on Ngātiwai Trust Board website.

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  • Chair Dion Maaka accepts the Ahuwhenua Trophy for Te Rua o Te Moko Ltd

    2014 Ahuwhenua Trophy

    • Date: 16 June 2014

    Te Puni Kōkiri supports the Ahuwhenua Competition - recognising its contribution for strengthening economic wealth

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  • Free information seminars about the 2013 Census and Te Kupenga

    • Date: 21 May 2014

    Following the release of Te Kupenga survey findings last week, Statistics New Zealand is holding free information seminars about the 2013 Census and Te Kupenga.

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  • Government Announces North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

    • Date: 01 April 2014

    Te Pou Matakana - a new organisation born from the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) has been selected to establish the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for Te Ika a Māui (North Island) announced Minister for Whānau Ora, Tariana Turia today.

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  • South Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency Announced

    • Date: 13 March 2014

    Minister for Whanau Ora Tariana Turia announced today that the organisation Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu will be the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island.

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  • Government selects prominent Pasifika Health NGO for Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

    • Date: 10 March 2014

    Media release from: Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Whānau Ora and Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs.

     

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  • 2014 Ahuwhenua Finalists Uphold 80-Year Legacy

    • Date: 20 February 2014

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite has congratulated the three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy Dairy Awards describing them as exemplars of the dedication and innovation crucial to the Māori economy. 

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  • Launch of BOP Māori economic strategy first of its kind

    • Date: 20 February 2014

    New Zealand’s first regionally coordinated Māori Economic Development Strategy was officially launched in the Bay of Plenty today after two years of development and the input of more than 200 iwi and Māori business representatives.

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  • Consultation on the proposed Māori Language Strategy

    • Date: 03 February 2014

    Consultation hui on the proposed new Māori Language Strategy will take place between 10 – 21 February 2014, announced Māori Affairs Minister, Dr. Pita Sharples

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  • Assembled Meeting of Owners, for Hāwea - Wānaka Substitute Block – South Island Landless Natives Act 1906

    • Date: 22 January 2014

    The Hāwea-Wānaka Substitute Block (the “Block”) is a South Island Landless Natives Act 1906 (SILNA) block. Under the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement and the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the Block is to be returned to its beneficial owners. There are 1,019 identified beneficial owners.

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